Lyle Labardee, MS, LPC

Lyle Labardee, MS, LPC

Lyle Labardee is Co-Founder and President of Amplified Life Network, LLC, a leading provider of a full spectrum of wellbeing resources for individuals and organizations including Employee Assistance Programs, employers and schools. 

Lyle completed his graduate studies at Gannon University with a Masters of Science in Counseling.  Cross-trained in mental health, EMS and public safety, Lyle specializes in critical incident stress management, and has assisted fellow public safety professionals for over 20 years.  In addition to treating traumatic stress and related issues such as anxiety and depression, Lyle also assists business leaders, provides couples counseling and serves adults and youth.

Lyle and his wife, Susan also founded Crisis Care Network, one of the first nationwide networks of on-site crisis response counselors for business and industry. Highly experienced in business and behavioral health, Lyle, is also a State of Michigan-qualified LLPC Clinical Supervisor.

Educational History

Gannon University
M.S. in Counseling

University of Dayton
B.A. Religious Studies,/ Philosophy (Seminary)

Michigan: Licensed Professional Counselor: 6401003943

National Provider Identifier
ID # 1043537574

Current Certifications
Board Certified Coach #31
National Certified Counselor #23016
Distance Credentialed Counselor #5949

Memberships in Professional Organizations
American Counseling Association
National Board of Certified Counselors
American Association of Christian Counselors

Clinical and Other Professional Experience

2012 - Present: Amplified Life Network, Co-Founder and President

2013-2016 - University of Phoenix - Chair / WM College of Social Sciences

2004 -2012 - LifeOptions Group - Vice President

1997-2009 - Crisis Care Network - Co-Founder and CEO

1991-1997 - Concentra - Manager | Director of Crisis Response

Prior to 1991
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - WPIC - Neuropsychological Evaluations
St. Vincent Health Center - Rehabilitation Center - Psychological ServicesDayton Fire Department / EVFD / Emergycare - EMT /Firefighter


 Selected Publications

Labardee, L., Hodges, P., & Williams, P., Counselors Who Coach, Counseling Today, November 2012.

Labardee, L., Anthony, K., & Merz Nagel, D. (2011) Ethical Framework for the Use of Technology in Coaching, Online Therapy Institute, 2011

Labardee, L. (2009) Online Counseling Crosses the Chasm, The EAP Digest, Summer 2009.  

Labardee, L., Gist, R., & VandePol, B.  (2006) The Evolution of Psychological First Aid, Journal of Employee Assistance, May 2006.

Labardee, L., Braverman, M., Gist, R., & VandePol, B.  (2006) Strategic Specialty Partnerships: Enabling the EAP for Evidence-Informed Best Practices in workplace Crisis Response, Workplace Disaster Preparedness, Response and Management, 2006

Labardee, L., Brauzell, S. & Viollis, P. (2003) Workplace Security Handbook, Jane’s, March 2003.

Individual and Organizational Awards:

ComputerWorld Honors Laureate (2004)  - LifeOptions Group - for deployment of its CrisisCoach web platform to assist Hurricane Katrina victims with recovery; the Laureate is a distinction honoring “those who use information technology to benefit society”

Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, West Michigan – 2002 (Crisis Care Network).

Lyle specializes in assisting business & non-profit leaders, public safety professionals and fellow practitioners in overcoming challenges and reaching their goals.


  • Playing hockey
  • Training German Shepherds
  • Spending time on “the farm” with his wife, Susan
  • Consulting to non-profit leaders on expanding services
  • Innovating technology-enabled behavioral health solutions